Cardiprin

By Medically reviewed by hellodoktor

Generic Name: Cardiprin Brand Name(s): Cardiprin.

Uses

What is Cardiprin® (aspirin) used for?

Cardiprin® is commonly used for treating or preventing heart attacks, strokes, and chest pain (angina).

How should I take Cardiprin® (aspirin)?

Take aspirin exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

Take with food if aspirin upsets your stomach.

Do not crush, chew, break, or open an enteric-coated or delayed-release pill. Swallow it whole.

The chewable tablet form must be chewed before swallowing.

If you use the orally disintegrating tablet or the dispersible tablet, follow all dosing instructions provided with your medicine.

If you need surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using this medicine. You may need to stop using it for a short time.

Do not take this medicine if you smell a strong vinegar odor in the bottle. The medicine may no longer be effective.

How do I store Cardiprin® (aspirin)?

Cardiprin® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Cardiprin® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Cardiprin® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush Cardiprin® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using Cardiprin® (aspirin)?

Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
  • You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of Cardiprin® or other medications.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.

Do not give this medicine to a child or teenager with a fever, flu symptoms, or chicken pox. Aspirin can cause Reye’s syndrome, a serious and sometimes fatal condition in children.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There isn’t enough information about the safety of using this medication during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking this medication.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Cardiprin® (aspirin)?

Common aspirin side effects may include:

  • Upset stomach
  • Heartburn
  • Drowsiness
  • Mild headache

Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • Ringing in your ears
  • Confusion
  • Hallucinations
  • Rapid breathing
  • Seizure (convulsions)
  • Severe nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Bloody or tarry stools
  • Coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds
  • Fever lasting longer than 3 days
  • Swelling, or pain lasting longer than 10 days

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction such as hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with Cardiprin® (aspirin)?

Cardiprin® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Products that may interact with this drug, such as:

  • NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) such as Advil, Motrin, Aleve, Orudis, Indocin, Lodine, Voltaren, Toradol, Mobic, Relafen, Feldene, and others

Does food or alcohol interact with Cardiprin® (aspirin)?

Cardiprin® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with Cardiprin® (aspirin)?

Cardiprin® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

Especially if you have:

  • A bleeding disorder such as hemophilia
  • A recent history of stomach or intestinal bleeding

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Cardiprin® (aspirin).

What is the dose of Cardiprin® (aspirin) for an adult?

The recommended dose is 1 tab daily.

What is the dose of Cardiprin® (aspirin) for a child?

The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

How is Cardiprin® (aspirin) available?

Cardiprin® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Cardiprin® 100mg tablet

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Cardiprin®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Review Date: June 8, 2017 | Last Modified: September 13, 2019

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